How Preppers use Turmeric

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Learn how turmeric helps preppers

Turmeric is a powerhouse of an herb to stock in the prepper's pantry.
Add turmeric to your medicine cabinet, too!

In biblical days, turmeric was more valuable than gold for its
medicinal uses leading some to believe that turmeric was the gift
of the wise men and not the metallic gold we've come to imagine.
Scholars now speculate
the magi brought tumeric, frankincense

Preppers are taking note of turmeric - the healing spice of
ancient Ayurvedic medicine with the familiar golden color.
Pungent, powerful and plethoric, turmeric has been used since
biblical times to make perfume, color clothing, spice foods and to

Why do preppers stockpile turmeric? Healing is perhaps the
biggest benefit of turmeric! Preppers have been among the first
to rediscover the significant powers of turmeric and its active
compound: curcumin. Learn how preppers are now using turmeric
in prepping...

Harness the Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is gold! Here's why turmeric is the ancient "super food"
and healing miracle that can spice up your prepper's pantry and
help heal your family or group.

Turmeric use #1: treats acne, and promotes youthful skin.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that you can put directly on the
skin to calm acne inflammation. It heals the bacteria and offers
relief for acne and even promotes glowing skin. The active
ingredient, curcumin, promotes radiant skin by helping reduce
fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps the wound heal and treats
the skin, so there will be little to no scarring and the skin will
stay protected. So go ahead and make a mask of turmeric paste,
but be forewarned that it does stain clothing.

  • How to use turmeric to treat acne and promote youthful
    skin: Combine one teaspoon turmeric powder with one
    teaspoon sandalwood powder with sufficient water droplets
    to create a paste. Use this natural medicine to dab onto the
    affected areas of acne.

  • How to make a simple face mask of turmeric: Another way
    to use turmeric as a face mask is to mix it with raw honey
    to form the face mask. You can also add a few drops of
    precious frankincense essential oil for added benefit. Thanks
    to the antimicrobial properties, skin will rejuvenate and tone
    will begin to feel more radiant. Allow the mask to stay on
    the skin for at least five minutes before rinsing.

Turmeric use #2: is active against bacteria (anti-
That turmeric treats wounds is an understatement! Turmeric is a
natural against bacteria as both an
antiseptic and an anti-
bacterial to help treat cuts and burns to fight infections from
bacteria. It speeds wound healing and repairs damage.

Well known to the people of India, the turmeric root is highly
revered in Ayurvedic medicine. It can help heal a variety of skin
conditions from acne to eczema.

  • How to use turmeric as an antibacterial: Make a paste and
    apply. Turmeric heals infections and can be used as
    poultice, though it stains the skin.

Turmeric use #3: inhibits tumor growth (anti-cancer
Cancer can be the result of inflammation and here again,
turmeric comes to the rescue. Turmeric contains curcumin, an
active component which may stop cancer from spreading,
providing protection against cancer cells, and tumor growth. It's
the curcumin which helps fight body-wide inflammation.

  • How to use turmeric for alternative cancer therapy:
    Sprinkle turmeric on crusifurus vegetables (broccoli and
    cauliflower) for double-acting fighting power.

Turmeric Use #4: boosts mood (anti-depressant).
Turmeric promotes mood balance. You can potentially put away
the Prozac in favor of turmeric as a natural alternative, but talk
with your doctor! While turmeric fared well in clinical trials, and
was well tolerated, more research likely will be required before
the Western medical community accepts turmeric as an
alternative treatment. Turmeric has long been used in Chinese
medicine as a treatment for depression. The secret, again, is the
curcumin, which is also a natural mood enhancer!

  • How to use as an anti-depressant. Talk with your doctor.
    Depression is a serious concern and you should not self-
    medicate; always seek treatment if available; however, in
    uncertain times, casually cooking with turmeric is a viable
    way to help lift spirits, so use liberally.

Turmeric Use #5: helps regulate blood sugars (diabetes
Diabetics will appreciate that turmeric helps control blood sugar
in much the same way cinnamon does, but you don't have to be
a diabetic to get the benefits of turmeric. Anyone who suffers
from low energy can benefit from turmeric. The antioxidants,
which are high in turmeric, help balance blood sugar levels to
restore energy levels.

  • How to use turmeric for diabetes. First talk with your
    doctor before starting a turmeric regimen.

Turmeric use #6: Provides pain relief (analgesic).
Instead of reaching for a prescription, the ibuprofen or Alieve,
grab some curcumin (the ingredient extracted from turmeric). One
of the many benefits of turmeric is the
analgesic effects.
Turmeric lowers histamine levels to reduce inflammation, and
this stimulates the adrenal glands to produce more cortisone,
which is the body's natural painkiller. Adding black pepper
increases the active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, by twenty

  • Alleviates the pain of arthritis. Turmeric is a natural
    alternative to celcoxib (Celebrex) for treating arthritic pain
    to help manage pain, thanks to the anti-inflammatory
    properties of the active compound ingredient: curcumin.

  • How to use turmeric to relieve arthritic pain: To
    relieve pain, take herbal curcumin capsules, as pictured
    left, preferably with food. Alternatively ave a cup of
    turmeric tea!

  • Manages muscle pans and sprains. Because it's anti-
    inflammatory, Turmeric can play a role in soothing muscle
    sprains in the upper body, and other kinds of pain

  • How to use turmeric to provide upper body relief
    from muscle strain:  Apply warm ginger paste with
    turmeric. Boil water to warm and mix the ginger powder
    and turmeric powder, one teaspoonful of each into a
    paste. While the paste may stain the skin and clothing,
    the relief is worthwhile.

  • Mitigates a toothache. One of the many ways turmeric
    supports the body as an analgesic is for toothaches.

  • How to use turmeric to heal a toothache naturally:
    Mix this spice with a warm glass of milk as an instant
    analgesic. It will not only start to heal your infection,
    but take away the pain of your tooth until you can see
    your Dentist. It will work almost instantly thanks to its
    anti-inflammatory properties. Try it and you'll forever
    wonder why you've ever chosen a chemical over a
    natural remedy!

Why pay money for artificially created chemicals drugs made in
the lab when instead your medicine can come from your garden
or the grocery store produce or spice isle with ingredients
provided by nature?

Turmeric use #7: Helps relieve the common cold.
Turmeric includes powerful antioxidants and can help you fight
the common cold.

  • How to use turmeric to help with coughs:
  • Make a gargle! You'll need one glass of warm water, a
    pinch of salt and three pinches of turmeric powder for your

  • Try this dry cough remedy: To a cup of boiling water, add a
    teaspoon of turmeric powder and a quarter teaspoon black
    pepper. Simmer for three minutes, then add a tablespoon
    raw honey.

Turmeric use #8: Soothes as a stomach tonic.
Long known as a mild digestive, turmeric has a wide array of
uses for digestive health. Buried in the ancient clay tablets of
the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal, is a report from 650 B.C.E. that
turmeric is useful as a stomach tonic. Ancient wisdom has
evaded modern-day American life until now. Consider turmeric to
help with:
  1. diarrhea
  2. dysentery
  3. loss of appetite
  4. stomach bloating
  5. intestinal worms
  6. ulcers

  • How to use turmeric as a stomach tonic. Take turmeric
    tea! Recipe at the bottom of the page.

While turmeric has been deemed effective in many areas to aid
in digestion, it hasn't proven beneficial for helping patients with
irritable bowl syndrome.

Turmeric Use #9: Boosts liver detoxification.
Turmeric helps prevent liver disease by detoxifying and boosting
cellular functioning. The liver is the body's primary organ of
detoxification. Turmeric stimulates the production of bile in the
liver to cleanse the body, to improve digestion of fats and to
excrete toxins.

  • How to use turmeric to detoxify. Add fresh grated turmeric
    root to smoothies, or sprinkle ground turmeric.

Turmeric use #10: Provides joint relief.
The Curcumin present in turmeric is a potent and natural way to
help relieve inflammation and joint pain. The magic of curcimin,
helps promote a healthy inflammatory response to ease arthritic
aches and joint pain.

  • How to use turmeric for joint relief: Grate a yelow onion
    with a half teaspoon of turmeric powder and a half teaspoon
    of curry powder and mix into a paste. Then apply to the
    affected area. This is an Ayurvedic remedy. As a poultice, i
    will stain, but help get to the inflammation and stiff joints.

Turmeric #11: Helps fight heart disease.
Quite simply, turmeric is effective at cleaning out your artieries.
Turmeric is good for the heart and for those who have high blood
pressure and high cholesterol. The active ingredient of turmeric,
curcumin, helps support cardiovascular function for heart health.
Turmeric lowers cholesterol, reducing plaque in the arteries.

Turmeric #12: Purifies blood, prevents blood clotting.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and even prescription anticoagulants could
potentially be replaced with a turmeric regimen. Consult your
physician regarding this natural alternative to see if such a
regimen would be right for you. For example turmeric is not
appropriate for serious conditions, such as thrombosis and
pulmonary embolism. This report is for informational purposes
only. Always seek medical advice from a licensed practitioner
when available. With approval you can seek turmeric in capsule

Turmeric is among the Ayurvedic medications of blood purifying
herbs, which also include saffron, sandalwood, and calamus root
  • Turmeric reduces risk of blood clots.
  • Battles strokes and
  • Improves cholesterol level

Turmeric #13: Food coloring.
Turmeric has a double function in cooking: it colors as it spices
your food. Turmeric often replaces saffron for this purpose in
cooking or to give vegan food a lift (Vegan mayonnaise gets an
egg-like yellow hue). In India, they use turmeric to color sweets
and spice curries. Morcocan cuisine uses turmeric principally for
lamb and vegetables.

Certainly, turmeric has a skin staining effect, so be careful when
cooking with turmeric, especially if you're wearing light colored
clothing. Turmeric is not water soluble.

In addition to coloring foods, turmeric has been used as a
coloring for clothing. The natural dye of turmeric for yellow,
saffron for orange, and sumac for purple was for overall wellbeing
and pleasure of the ancient people.

  • How to remove an unwanted turmeric stain: Submerge
    the stain in rubbing alcohol or dab with an oil soaked towel.
    It should be easy to get out the stain, and eventually stains
    will fade out with time.

#14: Food preparation.
Ground turmeric is a pungent golden-yellow spice with a
distinctive aroma that hints of ginger and pepper. (It's a rhizome
related to ginger.) Indispensable in East Indian cooking, you'll
find turmeric ideal for prepared mustards, pickles, dressings and
egg and rice dishes. Preppers may like to use turmeric for
coloring butter and cheese or even home made mustard.

Turmeric is anti-bacterial food! Preppers use honey as an
antibacterial and now they can use turmeric too! Turmeric can
help in two ways to combat bacteria:
  1. fight bacteria on the skin of open wounds, and
  2. prevent new bacteria from entering the body through the
    wound opening as it heals.

#15 Turmeric offers help for Alzheimers!
We almost forgot to explain how turmeric helps lower the rate of
Alzheimers disease! Turmeric has incredible brain-boosting
powers. It both protects and regenerates cells, which is proving
helpful for Alzeheimer's patients, in particular. It's all thanks to
the curcumin, which protects brain cells by dissolving abnormal

Herbal Healing with Turmeric
There are a host of other reasons to consider including turmeric
as a dietary supplement. This medicinal herb has some core
benefits, beyond it's culinary uses:

  • may slow progression of multiple sclerosis
  • helps mitigate cataracts
  • offers help for eczema
  • may benefit conditions usually treated with steroids,
    including Lupis, Psoriasis, Scleroderma
  • and much more...

Now that you know the fifteen reasons to add turmeric to your
diet, consider drinking turmeric tea!

How to make Turmeric Tea
Sip Turmeric tea to provide an alternative healing supplement
and boost your health.

Happy endings...
Peppery, gingery and warm, you'll love adding turmeric to your
cooking and using its powers to heal. Now you know turmeric is a
powerhouse of an herb, so stock turmeric in the pantry. It's also
a natural healing agent, so add some to your prepper's medicine

The top benefits include
  1. analgesic (can replace many pain killers)
  2. anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties for
  3. anti-coagulant (can replace aspirin)
  4. anti depressant (can replace Prozac)
  5. anti-inflammatory agent to help heal many ailments.
  6. anti-carcinogenic to help mitigate cancer risks by blocking
    the protein that causes tumor growth.

Ways to enjoy turmeric:
  • adding turmeric to smoothies
  • brewing turmeric tea
  • keeping ground turmeric on hand for minor cuts and burns

Related articles...
  • antibacterials - An antibacterial is a substance "active
    against bacteria."
  • antibiotic - An antibiotic is a medicine that inhibits the
    growth of or destroys microorganisms. It can be topical or
    taken internally.
  • antiseptic - Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances applied
    to the skin to help prevent infection.
  • analgesics - Analgesic is a fancy word for painkiller.

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Happy endings...
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